Approved: 16.08.2006

Robert Hart

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Rob Hart is an artist based in Nottingham, East Midlands.

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Artist Statement

Rob Hart is an artist based in Nottingham, East Midlands.

Much of his inspiration comes from what he sees around him; from particular landscapes that hold a fascination, to the immediate environment, often at the margins and fringes, the overlooked and forgotten. However, these external references and starting points are inextricably linked to more personal, internal thoughts and observations. The works often contain recurring motifs, whose meanings are in a state of flux, influenced by context or setting, and relationship to each other.

One is reminded of a statement made by Paul Nash:

“By finding an object you create it… it has always been yours, living, as I understand, in the unconscious until the accident of your perception gives it birth. Personally, I find this idea, probable and poetic.”

 Career path Qualifications: 1986 MA, Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University 1979 BA Hons, Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire Teaching Experience: 1999 Part-time Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Faculty of Visual Arts 1988 Lecturer in Art and Design, West Nottinghamshire College 1983/84 Part-time Lecturer in Painting, Fine Art Department, University of Central Lancashire Areas of work: Tertiary education Adult education Curating Exhibiting Lecturing Practice-based research Workshops Collections: C.C.N Group Plc, Nottingham Nottingham Trent University Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield Dale Duesing, Wisconsin, USA

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2018 - Recent Work, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham

1998 - A Coloured Land, Chalk Farm Gallery, London

1995 - Robert Hart; Recent Paintings, Le Chat Noir Gallery, London

1992 - Robert Hart; Recent Paintings, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

1991 - Robert Hart; Open Slot, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

1988 - Recent Work, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University

Group exhibitions

2017 - Recall, Storey Institute Lancaster and PR1Gallery, Preston

2016 - Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking, West Yorkshire Print workshop Mirfield, Yorkshire

2015 - Art Athena (with Harringhton Mill Studios), Athens 

2011 - Beyond the Horizon, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester

2011 - Tarpey Gallery Open Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2010 - Buy Art , Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester

2009 - Across the Divide, Artroom Gallery, Parkgate, Wirral

2006 - Art Now, Atticus Arts, Bath

2005 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2005 - Lie of the land, Byard Art, Cambridge

2005 - Under Construction, Gallerytop, Rowsley, Derbyshire

2004 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

2004 - Group Show, Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, USA

2004 - Sea Spirit, Byard Art, Cambridge

2002 - Paintings, Bishop Phillpotts Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

2001 - Summer Exhibition, Moreton Contemporary Art, Pimlico, London

1999 - Artzone Showrooms, St James's, London

1999 - May; 4 British Artists, BBK Galleries, Kunstler House, Karlsruhre, Germany

1998 - London Contemporary Art Fair

1997 - A Road Less Travelled, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria

1996 - 7th Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales

1994 - Three Views, Byard Gallery, Nottingham

1992 - Nottinghamshire Artists, Palace of Culture, Poznan, Poland